The 9th Armored Division's drive from the Roer to the Rhine was well under way. Three villages had to be taken and a crossing of the Roth River had to be made. LTC Kenneth Collins and his task force (TF) headed out for the first village, Wollersheim, where the division G-2 estimated 300 German paratroopers were defending. By the afternoon of 1 March, they found out that there were actually 800 defenders from Fallschirmjager Division 3 with strict orders to hold the area. A spirited defense with artillery and heavy automatic weapons fire stopped TF Collins' initial attack short of its objective. The Americans resumed the attack in the morning...
Attacker: American (Company C, 19th Tank Battallion | Companies A & C, 60th Armored Infantry Battallion, CCA, 9th Armored Division)
Defender: German (Regiments 5 & 6, 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Wollersheim, Germany 1945-03-02
Squads: A:12.0 D:7.0
AFVs: A:10 M26 x 4 M4A3(105) x 1 M4A3(76)W x 1 M3 ht x 2 M3A1 ht x 1 M3(MMG) x 1